King's Highway 23 - www.OntHighways.com

Highway 23 is part of the main route from Central Ontario to Southwestern Ontario.  The northern section of Highway 23's routing has changed in the past few years.  Originally Highway 23 connected to Highway 9 at Teviotdale.  Highway 9 was (illogically) downloaded between Harriston and Orangeville, at that same time, Highway 23 was truncated at the Highway 89 junction just west of Palmerston.  For 6 years Highway 23 and 89 shared a common terminus just west of Palmerston.  This situation was improved in late 2004 when Highway 23 assumed 9.7 km of Highway 89's routing from Palmerston to Harriston.  Highway 23 now shares a common terminus with Highway 9 (western Segment) and Highway 89.


 


Old Style Highway 23 marker

 

Southern Terminus:  Junction King's Highway 7 just east of Elginfield (and Highway 4)

Northern Terminus:  As of Autumn 2004:  Junction King's Highways 9 and 89 in Harriston. 
                                        1998 - 2004:
  Junction Kings Highway 89 just west of Palmerston.
                                        Prior to 1998:  Junction King's Highway 9 in Teviotdale.

Length:  Pre 1998: 96.9 km.  1998 - 2004: 88.0 km.  Current (As of Autumn 2004): 97.7 km.

Multiplexes:  Highway 23 is currently multiplexed for a short distance with Highway 8 across the North Thames River in Mitchell.  Before 1998 Highway 23 was also multiplexed with Highway 86 for 800m in Listowel.  (Highway 86 was decommissioned almost in its entirety in 1998).

Freeway: No

AADT (2001):  Highest: 9,000 from Perth Line 84 to Highway 86 West Junction;

                             Lowest:  3,350 from Highway 7 junction to Highway 83/Perth Line 20.

Road Info:  Pavement conditions along Highway 23 are good for the Highways entire length, though much of the highway is built to late 1980s standard without any sort of partially paved shoulder.


 

Highway 23 information:


OntHighways.com  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 23


TheKingsHighway.ca   History of Highway 23
Photographic History of Highway 23

Communities and Major Intersections along Highway 23 from South to North:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance* Intersection Road
Township of Lucan- Biddulph ----- 0 km / 97.7 km (96.9 km) King's Highway 7 (Elginefield Road)
Township of Lucan- Biddulph ----- 4.2 km / 93.5 km Fallon Drive (Middlesex Road 47)
Lucan- Biddulph - South Huron - Perth- South Boundary Whalen Corners 10.7 km / 87.0 km -----
Lucan- Biddulph - South Huron - Perth- South Boundary ----- --- Hern Line (Huron Road 11)
South Huron - Perth- South Boundary Woodham --- -----
South Huron - Perth- South Boundary Kirkton 18.3 km / 79.4 km Perth Line 8 (Perth Road 8) & St Marys Road (Huron Road 6)
Municipality of West Perth Mount Pleasant --- -----
Municipality of West Perth ----- 26.4 km / 71.8 km (7.0 km) Highway 83 (Perth Road 20) & Perth Line 20 (Perth Road 20)
Municipality of West Perth Russeldale --- -----
Municipality of West Perth ----- --- Perth Line 24 (Perth Road 24)
Municipality of West Perth Munro --- -----
Municipality of West Perth Brandy Point 32.7 km / 65.0 km Perth Road 163

At Highway 8 West Junction in Mitchell:  NB: Turn right across the bridge to downtown Mitchell.  SB: Turn left towards Elginfield and London after the bridge

Municipality of West Perth Mitchell 37.1 km / 60.6 km (59.8 km) Highway 8_West.  (Concurrent routing with Highway 8 begins across the North Thames River Bridge.)

In Downtown Mitchell (Highway 8 East JCT):  NB: Turn Left at the Traffic Lights.  SB: Turn Right at the lights towards the bridge.

Municipality of West Perth Mitchell --- Highway 8_East.  (Concurrent routing with Highway 8 Ends)
Municipality of West Perth Willow Grove --- -----
Municipality of West Perth Bornholm 45.4 km / 52.3 km Perth Line 44 (Perth Road 44)
Municipality of West Perth Kennicott --- -----
West Perth - North Perth Boundary ----- --- Perth Line 55 (Perth Road 55_West)

At the Four Corners of Monkton:  NB: Turn left towards Listowel.  SB: Turn Right at the stop sign towards Mitchell.

West Perth - North Perth Boundary Monkton 53.5 km / 44.2 km (43.4 km) Perth Line 55 (Perth Road 55_East)
Town of North Perth West Monkton --- -----
Town of North Perth Newry 63.4 km / 24.1 km Perth Line 72 (Perth Road 72)
Town of North Perth Atwood --- -----

At Highway 86 (West Junction):  NB: Take the ramp to the right into Downtown Listowel.  SB: Turn left towards Mitchell.

Town of North Perth Listowel 73.6 km / 24.1 km (23.3 km) Highway 86_West (Perth Road 86).  (Concurrent routing with Perth Road 86 for about 1 km)

In Downtown Listowel: NB: Turn Left at the traffic lights towards Palmerston.  SB: Turn Right towards Wingham and Mitchel

Town of North Perth Listowel 74.7 km / 23.0 km (22.2 km) Highway 86_East (Perth Road 86).  (Concurrent routing with Perth Road 86 Ends)
Town of North Perth Gowanstown 80.1 km / 17.6 km Perth Line 88 (Perth Road 88)
Town of North Perth Dryden --- -----
North Perth - Minto Boundary ----- --- Perth Road 178 (Perth Road 178/Wellington Road 4)
North Perth - Minto Boundary ----- 88.0 km / 9.7 km (8.9 km) King's Highway 89
 

Highway 23 was downloaded East of Highway 89 in 1998.  Its new names are Perth Road 93 and Wellington Road 123.  Pre-1998 Routing Shown Below. 

North Perth - Minto Boundary Palmerston --- Perth Line 91 (Perth Road 91)
Town of Minto Palmerston --- Wellington Road 5
North Perth - Minto Boundary Teviodale --- Perth Road 140
North Perth - Minto Boundary Teviodale 96.9 km / 0 km Highway 9 (Wellington Road 109) & Wellington Road 7
 

In 2004 Highway 23 was rerouted on a former portion of Highway 89 towards Harriston.  Detailed Route Information shown below:

Just West of Palmerston:  NB: Turn Left towards Harriston on Old 89.  SB: Ramp Right on SB 23 towards Listowel.

North Perth - Minto Boundary ----- 88.0 km / 9.7 km Perth Road 93/Wellington Road 123 (Old Highway 23)

At Highway 87 (Wellington Road 87) Junction:  NB: Ramp Right towards Harriston.  SB: Turn Left towards Palmerston and Listowel

Town of Minto ----- 96.1 km / 1.6 km Highway 87 (Wellington Road 87)
Town of Minto Harriston 97.7 km / 0 km King's Highway 9/Wellington Road 109 & King's Highway 89

Highway 23 ENDS

* Distances shown from North to South are shown from Current (as of Autumn 2004) Terminus.  Distances shown in brackets at certain major junctions are those from the 1998 northern terminus of the highway.


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